Dion Lewis

An Honest Attempt at Forecasting the New England Patriots Backfield in 2017

Patriots coach Bill Belichick has confounded fantasy football players with his running back usage for as long as he’s been in Foxboro. The seven-time Super Bowl winning coach has a propensity to use a rotating cast of players in his team’s backfield. With the recent off-season additions of Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee, it seems as though the Patriots will continue to confound fantasy owners that are audacious enough to rely on a Patriots running back. That’s where I come in. I’ve sifted through plenty of research in an effort to forecast just how each Patriots running back will be used this season – as well as what fantasy value they will possess.

Juju Smith Schuster fantasy

Juju Smith-Schuster Fantasy Prospect

Juju Smith-Schuster could not have asked for a better landing spot. The Pittsburgh Steelers selected the 20-year-old wideout with the No. 62 overall pick after a very productive three season run at the University of Southern California. That’s right; the California native will not even be 21-years-old by the time the season starts. Talk about upside.